Consumers First, or America First?

The UK’s decision to go with Huawei in its rollout of 5G network is a wise move in line with the interests of the UK people.

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Consumers First, or America First?

The UK’s decision to go with Huawei in its rollout of 5G network is a wise move in line with the interests of the UK people.

Iraq continues to suffer from the hangover of 2003 invasion

Iraq's ongoing protests are a sign that Iraqis, after suffering years of chaos and economic woes in the aftermath of 2003 invasion, are increasingly fed up with the system imposed by the United States.

China to maintain development momentum towards an open world economy

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote message to the Understanding China Conference held over the weekend in Guangzhou has sent out a signal that the country is aiming to add continuous momentum to the development of an open global economy.

Respect for differences the key to reaching China-U.S. trade deal

This week's phone talks between the Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators show their willingness to address each other's core concerns. The key to maintaining this momentum lies in whether both sides can cooperate and rationally manage their differences.

Prejudice needs to be abandoned for real conversation and cooperation

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s major policy speech on China repeats groundless accusations against Beijing while sending out a signal for dialogue and cooperation. As bilateral trade talks reach a critical moment, more efforts based on mutual respect are needed for a deal that’s beneficial to all.

Cuts to red tape make China a leader in business environment reform

Cuts to red tape have helped China become one of the world's top 10 performers in terms of having an improving business environment. Thanks to these improvements, China is expected to generate even better opportunities for global investors.

Xiangshan Forum's prescription for world peace

Chinese President Xi Jinping's proposals on how to deal with complicated security threats meet the common demands of all countries for peace, development and cooperation. They are an important legacy from this year's Xianghsan Forum.

China tackles the challenges of fostering a booming digital economy

The digital economy has become a new force driving China's growth. But more effort is needed to counter the challenges that are emerging as the country switches gears to a higher level of development.


LU Xiankun Professor LU Xiankun is Managing Director of LEDECO Geneva and Associate Partner of IDEAS Centre Geneva. He is Emeritus Professor of China Institute for WTO Studies of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Wuhan University (WHU) of China and visiting professor or senior research fellow of some other universities and think tanks in China and Europe. He also sits in management of some international business associations and companies, including as Senior Vice President of Shenzhen UEB Technology LTD., a leading e-commerce company of China. Previously, Mr. LU was senior official of Chinese Ministry of Commerce and senior diplomat posted in Europe, including in Geneva as Counsellor and Head of Division of the Permanent Mission of China to the WTO and in Brussels as Commercial Secretary of the Permanent Mission of China to the EU. Benjamin Cavender Benjamin Cavender is a Shanghai based consultant with more than 11 years of experience helping companies understand consumer behavior and develop go to market strategies for China. He is a frequent speaker on economic and consumer trends in China and is often featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Channel News Asia. Sara Hsu Sara Hsu is an associate professor from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a regular commentator on Chinese economy. Xu Qinduo Xu Qinduo is CRI's former chief correspondent to Washington DC, the United States. He works as the producer, host and commentator for TODAY, a flagship talk show on current affairs. Mr. Xu contributes regularly to English-language newspapers including Shenzhen Daily and Global Times as well as Chinese-language radio and TV services.